Supplies Needed to Complete This Task

You will need a cut-to-size foam cushion, fiberfill, a tape measure, spray adhesive and scissors.

Cutting the Fiberfill Needed for Your Foam

To cover the cushion with the gluing method, you'll need a continuous section of fiberfill that covers the bottom, top and front edge of the cushion, with no fiberfill needed for the back or side edges. The easiest way to do this is to place the cushion on the fiberfill so the back edge and one side match up flush with the same area on the cushion. Pull the fiberfill over the cushion snugly until it reaches the back edge of the cushion's top side. You can either unfold the fiberfill and trim across at the mark or carefully use the cushion itself as a guide. The only excess fiberfill should now be on one of the sides of the cushion, which you will trim off in the same way you trimmed the wrap at the cushion's back, shown in the picture to the right.

Gluing Fiberfill to the Foam - Part One

Place the cushion on the fiberfill and using the spray adhesive, spray along the front outside edge of both the foam cushion and the polyester fiberfill covering (bottom left). The images below feature a line designating where glue should be sprayed. Continue by spraying along the perimeter of both the top surfaces of the fiberfill and cushion, but do not spray across the center of either material. After 10 seconds, the glue will become tacky and you can slowly roll the fiberfill over the foam, starting at the front edge and working across the top surface.

Gluing Fiberfill to the Foam - Part Two

Allow about five minutes for the glue to dry before flipping the cushion to finish gluing. Once flipped, it should look like an open book with the loose fiberfill hanging off like the cover, as in the picture to the right. Repeat the adhesion process for the uncovered side of the foam, spraying where the materials are outlined in the image. After the glue has set for 10 seconds, roll the fiberfill onto the foam, starting with the front side and working back until the cushion is fully covered. Give the cushion about five minutes to dry before use.

Final Results

After you have completed applying the fiberfill to the cushion, your finished product should look similar to the picture at the right. The front edge will be covered in fiberfill, along with the top and bottom of the cushion. The left, right and back sides are not covered with fiberfill.

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